Coastal Areas Sustainable Tourism Water Management In The Mediterranean – CASTWATER

Programme: Interreg MED

Contract No: 1262

Website: https://castwater.interreg-med.eu/

Programme part-financed by the European Union European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Co-financing rate: 85% EU Funds; 15% National Funds.

CASTWATER is the first MED project to support sustainable tourism policies & practices on water efficiency in coastal areas. The transnational challenge is to reduce the impact of tourism activities on environmental heritage and to improve management of water resources. The project’s overall objective is to support sustainable tourism water management in MED coastal areas, by improving the monitoring and assessment of the water sustainability performance of the tourism. CASTWATER follows a studying, testing and transferring approach of transnational cooperation, involving public authorities, tourism enterprises, and relevant agencies and stakeholders.

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Timeline PhotosThe benefits of Mediterranean tourism need to be enhanced for local communities. This implies an improvement of the whole tourism value chain through reduction of waste and measures for efficient use of resources. The reduction of losses automatically increases the productivity and the economic margin of the operators while decreasing pressures on natural and urban ecosystems and giving tourists and local communities a better experience.💯🆗

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2 weeks ago  ·  

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Are you a responsible SME working in the tourism industry and would like to learn how to make better use of water in your day-to-day operations?

Join us for a talk Friday 26th July @ 7pm at Fort St Elmo during Eco Market Malta.

CASTWATER is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. castwater.interreg-med.eu
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4 weeks ago  ·  

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Here the tips by EU Climate Action on how to #savewater:

- Reducing your hot water use saves energy – and money!
- Install aerated taps and showerheads to cut down your water consumption.
- Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. A running tap wastes up to 8 litres of water a minute!
- If a tap drips, fix it. Otherwise, you could waste up to 1 litre of water per hour, which is the equivalent of an entire bathtub in a week.
- Check your toilet for leaks. A leaking toilet can waste 200 litres of water per day − the same as flushing it 50 times.
- Water your plants in the late evening or early morning, when less water is lost through evaporation.
- Use a thermos flask. When you boil water for a hot drink, boil only what you need, or pour the surplus into a thermos flask to keep the water hot for your next cup.
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1 month ago  ·  

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